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This photo released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Taylor Kitsch, as Michael Murphy, Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, Ben Foster as Matt “Axe” Axelson, and Emile Hirsch as Danny Dietz in a scene from the film, “Lone Survivor." In the age of the superhero, the movies' most reliable real-life hero has been the Navy SEAL. "Lone Survivor," is the latest in a string of films, including "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Act of Valor" to honor the Navy's special operations force with as much faithfulness as the filmmakers could muster. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.